Graduates of our Doctoral Programs Training Areas Students may specialize within a variety of areas, including cognitionneuroscienceand social psychology. We also offer a specialization in developmental psychology and an interdisciplinary Ph.
Foundations of Graduate Study in Psychology Students in this course are introduced to Walden University and to the requirements for successful participation in an online curriculum. Students build a foundation for academic and professional success as social change agents.
They assess the relationship of Walden's mission and vision to professional goals. They establish connections with their peers and the broader Walden community. Students engage in course assignments focused on the practical application of scholarly writing, critical-thinking skills, academic integrity, ethics, and the promotion of professional and academic excellence within the field of psychology.
Close Themes and Theories of Psychology In this course, students are introduced students to theories, research, and themes that form the tenets of psychology. Theories encompassing diverse populations, including cross-cultural and feminist theories, are also covered. Students critically examine the strengths and limitations of these theories and their utility in the field of psychology.
Contemporary themes in psychology are explored, with an emphasis on application of theories designed to effect positive social change. Close Lifespan Development In this course, students are provided with an advanced overview of development through the lifespan, including prenatal, childhood, adolescent, adult, and late adult phases.
Basic developmental processes and theories are examined and applied to developmental milestones that occur within these phases of development.
Themes of diversity are highlighted throughout the course. Additional topics include ethics, research, global perspectives, and social change.Social cognition is the study of how people process social information, especially its encoding, storage, retrieval, and application to social situations.
There has been much recent interest in. The social cognitive theory states that we learn behaviors through observation, modeling, and motivation such as positive reinforcement. Some influential psychologists of this theory were N.E.
Miller and Albert Bandura. They found that this type of social learning was strengthened if the observer. For the study of social perception, social cognition, well-being, nonverbal communication, emotional regulation and expression, and attribution processes, there are .
The Social/Personality Psychology program at Yale University has trained research scholars for more than sixty years. Under the influence of Carl Hovland in the ’s and ’s, the Yale program was concerned primarily with persuasion and attitude change.
Most of human cognition occurs outside of conscious awareness or conscious control.
Some of these implicit processes influence social perception, judgment and action. The last fifteen years of research in implicit social cognition can be characterized as the Age of Measurement because of a. Recent research on social cognition has benefited from theoretical and methodological integration from other areas of psychology.
This workshop will therefore showcase the exciting work of researchers from experimental social psychology, cognitive neuroscience and related traditions.